Yale psychiatry alumnus receives McGovern award from American Society of Addiction Medicine

June 02, 2015

Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale psychiatry residency, has received the 2015 John P. McGovern Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The McGovern Award recognizes and honors an individual who has made highly meritorious contributions to public policy, treatment, research, or prevention which has increased our understanding of the relationship of addiction and society.

Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale psychiatry residency, has received the 2015 John P. McGovern Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). 

The McGovern Award recognizes and honors an individual who has made highly meritorious contributions to public policy, treatment, research, or prevention which has increased our understanding of the relationship of addiction and society. 

As the McGovern Award recipient, Gold also delivered the 2015 lecture on Addiction and Society during the Society’s annual conference. 

Gold is former Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor, and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. He is currently chair of the Scientific Advisory Boards for RiverMend Health and is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Gold completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale in 1978 and received the department’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2008. 

Gold is a translational researcher, author, and inventor best known for his pioneering work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiates.

Submitted by Shane Seger on June 02, 2015